On a recent trip to Germany I was made privy to an up and coming French-Canadian artist named Dan Bodan. Based in Berlin, Bodan makes romantic electronic pop music stripped to the bare essentials and marinated with his soft yet hauntingly attractive voice. With his first single already out on DFA Records, his unique talents within the field of minimal electro-pop have not gone unnoticed. … MORE
A few months ago I heard one of the Ultra Music Festival organizers comment that European festivals were way ahead of the curve as far as production value and organization. Having studied festival production/ live entertainment management for the last few years and working in concert production compelled me to check out the differences for myself. I’ve been hearing about Sonar for a while now and felt like this might be the right time to check a Eurofest out. The UMF guy was absolutely correct, they have the right idea here in Barcelona. … MORE
Disco vixen Kathy Diamond and producer Maximillian Skiba are KDMS and they just hit the charts hard with their single Tonight off Gomma. Now everyone is raving about the Morgan Geist remix simply because it’s amazing, but I’m really digging what Felix Martin (Hot Chip) has done. Definitely harder, more techy, but balanced with Kathy’s soulful vocals. This entire release is worth the purchase. It’s like the original is the soulful warm-up, MG’s cut is prime for peak hours while Martin’s holds it down until sunrise.
[audio=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4285163/01%20Tonight%20%28Morgan%20Geist%20remix%29.mp3]The KDMS- Tonight (Morgan Geist Remix)
[audio=http://dl.dropbox.com/u/4285163/04%20Tonight%20%28Felix%20Martin%20remix%29.mp3]The KDMS- Tonight (Felix Martin Remix)
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The 2 Bears is made up of Joe Goddard (of Hot Chip) and Raf Rundell, a London based DJ, promoter, radio host and artist manager (busy guy). Brought together by a mutual love of House music, they began work on their first EP Follow the Bears, released on Southern Fried Records in April. Apparently influenced by the likes of ‘Yogi Bear’, ‘Paddington Bear’, ‘Grizzly Bear’, ‘The Bear Witch Project’, and ‘Bearak Obama’, we can only expect a tongue-in-cheek approach to their dance floor bangers.
Despite getting love from Annie Mac, Rob da Bank, Gilles Peterson and Toddla T, this project has stayed relatively under the radar despite being released over a month ago. Check out the 2 Bears own weekly radio show ‘Follow The Bears’ on Ministry Of Sound Radio.
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